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Beware the ToS Rights Grab of Headliner

October 8, 2013

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Originally posted on Memoirs of an Underwater Photographer:
This is just a warning folks…. This came to my attention recently, wordpress.com has integrated a new 3rd Party Service into its post blogging panel (you know, the panel that comes up after you publish a post). I wondered about it – ostensibly it looks like a…

#OpSpamHeadChop 2.0

April 2, 2012

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It seems our enemies the Twitter spammers have (mostly) given up on their old tactics of using an army of spambots to @-direct people to one central account, which then directs people to a website. I guess the first iteration of #OpSpamHeadChop was too effective for their liking, and Twitter is wise to their games. […]

Writing INeffective Spam

March 1, 2011

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Ah, how perfect that this comes to me now, almost immediately after the previous spam which I called out as super-effective and, in fact, delightful. As they say in undergraduate humanities examinations, Compare and Contrast. First, the background: several years ago I was working as a marketing assistant to someone who did a lot of […]

Writing Effective Spam

February 24, 2011

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Normally, we’re all anti-spam around these parts, and recommend that you be as well. There’s little I hate in the world more than a TweetDeck full of auto-DMs, particularly from people who should know better. Social media “gurus” who autoDM should, in my opinion, have their Jesus Phones taken away and should only be allowed […]